‘We are evidentially no better than those [all ancestors back to the first microbe?] who preceded us’.
Why, you ask? Well, because there were two (2) classical composers whose work I don’t feel has been matched since, and also one (1) Renaissance genius. And because I don’t consider any later achievements in music, painting, cinema, architecture, literature, dance, photography, animation, lumia or any other art-form or science to be significant.